Wade Kerrigan: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Wade Kerrigan

Partner
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone816.983.8248

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Corporate
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Counseling
  • Technology & E-Commerce
  • Trademarks & Copyrights
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Pharmaceuticals
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8248
Fax: 816.983.8080
http://www.huschblackwell.com/wade-kerrigan/
 
University Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, 1991
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 1994 Iowa Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
 
Admitted1994, Missouri; 1995, Kansas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

•The Missouri Bar

 
Biography

Wade's practice focuses primarily in the areas of technology and e-commerce, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions for clients in the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry. He provides sophisticated legal and business guidance that helps strategically plan corporate alliances, technology development and intellectual property protection.

Wade works on many technology-related transactions, including agreements related to software licensing, software and web development, application service provider (ASP) transactions, and joint ventures. He also provides clients with general advice in the intellectual property and e-commerce areas, including trademark, copyright and Internet matters. In addition, he has worked on these matters for healthcare companies:

•Assisting CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo., in a strategic affiliation with Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson, Mo.

Guiding SCL Health System's sale of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., to California-based Prime Healthcare Services.

Working on information-technology transition issues for the sale of Family Health Partners to Coventry Health Care.

Wade has delivered more than 30 presentations to clients and other attorneys on intellectual property, advertising, technology and software development and licensing.

Wade serves on the firm's Diversity Council.

Awards and Recognitions

Ingram's magazine, 40 Under 40, 2008

Civic Involvement

Harvard/Radcliffe Club of Kansas City

•Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Youth Group, Senior Warden, Vestry

•Saint Paul's Episcopal Day School, Board of Trustees

Experience

Assisted CoxHealth, based in Springfield, Mo., in completing an affiliation transaction with Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson, Mo. The intricate transaction involved not only a name change - Cox Medical Center Branson - but a restructuring of the parties' governance structures, including the designation of CoxHealth as the sole corporate member of Skaggs (in place of a previous board of trustees that comprised more than 100 local community leaders). This major strategic addition to the CoxHealth system, which consists of five hospitals and more than 84 clinics in 24 communities, was a primary initiative for the client during the past two years.

•Helped guide the completion of SCL Health System's sale of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., to California-based Prime Healthcare Services. The sale was completed April 1, 2013, less than three months after Prime Healthcare was selected as the preferred bidder in a nationwide auction process conducted by Citigroup Inc., during which time all negotiations, due diligence, licensing, regulatory approvals, transitional information technology support arrangements and other prerequisites were completed or obtained.

•Advised Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo., on regulatory and compliance matters and on medical staff and physician relationships.

•Handled trademark, software and licensing matters for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., regarding pediatric genetic testing.

•Worked on information-technology transition issues on behalf of Children's Mercy Hospital in the sale of its managed-care business - operating under the name Family Health Partners (FHP) - to Coventry Health Care, which runs a nationwide managed-care business headquartered in Bethesda, Md.

•Negotiated appearance agreements for DERMAdoctor on QVC cable shopping channel.

•Protected nationally recognized trademarks and other intellectual property matters for several publicly traded and privately held clients.

•Represented clients on intellectual property and technology matters in mergers and acquisitions.

•Represented multiple emerging-technology companies with respect to private securities placements and corporate structuring.

•Counseled clients on Internet law issues, including web hosting, development and terms of use.

•Worked on several joint venture and joint development agreements for clients.

•Represented a telecommunications company in an initial public offering (IPO), several acquisitions and the sale of all the company's stock.

Business Insights



Business Insights

12.04.13 Current Developments in Intellectual Property Law
Seminar Kansas City, MO

7.01.13 Patent, Trade Secret Strategies for New Companies, Ingram's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Article

6.06.13 Healthcare Horizons Webinar Series: Intellectual Property Issues for Healthcare Companies
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Webinar

12.13.12 Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law
Seminar Kansas City, MO

10.17.12 Intellectual Property Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

1.25.12 Can Franchising Your Business Create the Success of Your Dreams? Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Dress
Webinar

12.07.11 Protecting Your Company's Proprietary Assets - Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law
Seminar Kansas City, MO

5.26.11 Can Franchising Your Business Create the Success Of Your Dreams?
Seminar Kansas City, MO

9.26.08 Intellectual Property Seminar
Seminar Springfield, MO

1.01.94 FCC Regulation of the Radio Industry: A 'Safe Harbor' for Indecent Programming? 79 Iowa Law Review 143
Article

In The News

9.01.11 KC Business: Kansas City Law Firms Well-Positioned for Growth Despite Shaky Economic Times
News Coverage

4.25.08 Wade Kerrigan Included in Ingram's 40 Under Forty Class
News Release

 
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Office Information

Wade Kerrigan

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112




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